As a young author, people around often say, "Wait, you're how old?" after reading my writings. I write about mature themes and often feel compelled to use swears in some of my more intense scenes. I have tried time and time again to write a story appropriate for my 5-year-old cousin but I have not succeeded one time. Is there some sort of trick that I can use to force myself to write something appropriate for younger ages? Does anyone else have the problem of always writing YA stories?